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Mayor Peduto Introduces Open Data Law

Mayor Bill Peduto and Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak introduced the city’s first comprehensive open data ordinance today.

01/14/2014

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New Pittsburgh City Council To Be Younger, More Diverse

Chairs were set up in City Council chambers on Friday for Monday morning’s swearing in of a new city council — and it’s likely to be very different from past councils.

01/03/2014

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City Police And Firefighters Criticize Peduto Over Act 47 Financial Distress

Last year, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and eight out of nine council members said it was time for Pittsburgh to end its financially distressed status under Act 47.

12/30/2013

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City Council Gives Preliminary Approval For Red Light Cameras

Pittsburgh City Council has given preliminary approval to a pilot project that would install surveillance cameras at certain traffic lights to catch drivers who run red lights.

12/04/2013

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New Bill Aims To Crack Down On Underage Drinking

A bill introduced to Pittsburgh City Council today aims to crack down on underage drinking.

10/16/2013

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Former City Councilwoman Dies At 85

Former Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Michelle Madoff has died.

10/13/2013

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Arbitrator Rules On-Duty & Off-Duty Officers Must Be Paid Same For Working Special Events

This summer’s Kenny Chesney concert attracted thousands of fans who spent millions of dollars in the city. It took dozens of off-duty and on-duty Pittsburgh police officers to handle.

10/04/2013

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City Council Considers Out-Of-State Company To Manage Police Moonlighting

The appearance that insider knowledge was the only way to get choice after-hours assignments at local nightspots and other events, for which uniformed officers could apply, has brought federal and local scrutiny.

09/25/2013

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New Recruits Could Help With Runaway Overtime At Pittsburgh Fire Bureau

At the Pittsburgh Fire Academy, 28 recruits — training to become firefighters — are drilled in all aspects of fire suppression.

09/12/2013

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City Looking To Waive Citations For Parking In Your Own Driveway

On Hobart Street in Squirrel Hill, parking is hard to come by, but some lucky ones have a driveway that allows residents to get their car off the street.

09/12/2013

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Some City Residents Being Fined For Parking In Their Own Driveway

It sounds absurd: tickets and warning letters for parking in your own driveway.

09/11/2013

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City Council Honors National Champion Crew Team

A proclamation at Pittsburgh City Council Tuesday morning honored a national championship effort by Central Catholic High School Crew.

07/23/2013

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Pittsburgh City Council Considers Red Light Cameras

In Philadelphia or Washington, D.C., if you run a red light and nobody sees it, you might think you got away with it. But you didn’t.

07/17/2013

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City Council Gives Preliminary Approval On Parking Enforcement Bill

Parking may be a headache in Pittsburgh, but a new bill could stop things from getting worse.

06/25/2013

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City Leaders Travel To Cleveland To Observe Bus Rapid Transit System

It operates a lot like light rail. The doors open on either the left or the right, and the platforms are at door-level.

06/20/2013

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